General U.S. history courses in many high schools depict the American Revolutionary War as a series of battles in the Northeast--Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, etc.--that lead inexorably to British General Charles Cornwallis's surrender of 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a French and American force at Yorktown, Virginia, October 19, 1781.
The truth is much more complicated, of course. And a major component of the war, one that paved the way to Yorktown, was the fighting that took place in 1780 - 81 in the South.
In essence, according to Dr. Jack Warren and Dr. Walter Edgar, the war was won in the South.
Warren talks with Dr. Edgar as part of a series of public conversations presented by the University of South Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Southern Studies in 2016. Their topic: Colonial and Revolutionary South Carolina: The Revolution in South Carolina. Dr. Warren is Executive Director at The Society of the Cincinnati.
- Originally broadcast 03/04/16 -
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